Faux Tile

by Michele Kovack

Create a faux tile look by cutting up a stamped image and covering the pieces with Glossy Accents™.


  • Stamps (Crafty Secrets Seasonal Friends used here)
  • Black ink
  • Coloring medium (Copic Markers used here)
  • Paper cutter
  • Cardstock
  • Glossy Accents


  1. Step 1

    Stamp and color image.

  2. Step 2

    Cut image into approximately 1" x 1" squares.

    You may have to compensate a bit, as with this image, so as not to cut off the lady's head - so it's fine if your squares are not perfectly 1" x 1". Use a distressing tool to roughen up the edges a bit.

  3. Step 3

    Cover each square with Glossy Accents. Be sure to cover each square evenly.

  4. Step 4

    Reassemble squares on contrasting background paper. Be sure to leave a small amount of space around each square. The paper underneath will mimic the look of grout.


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Faux Tile. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

Sooooo CUTE! I will just have to try this look. Thanks for sharing
Terry Lundeberg  |  Sun Jan 9, 2011 at 11:39 PM
Mary Kay,
The paper I usually stamp on is Papertrey's white paper. It works great with my Copics! There is no sticky back to it though. : )
Michele Kovack  |  Mon Jan 10, 2011 at 5:53 AM
I absolutely LOVE this, Michele!! Great tutorial!! Thanks!!
Rose Ann  |  Tue Jan 11, 2011 at 9:46 AM
Michelle, when someone sees a card as colorful and as darling as this, how can they not create a faux tile card? What a great creation this is.
Anne Ryan  |  Tue Jan 11, 2011 at 8:39 PM
My first time at commenting on anything!! I love this technique and am going to try it right now!! Thanks
Darlene  |  Sat Jan 15, 2011 at 3:02 PM
I love the look of this. I am going to try it tomorrow as it is 12:31 a.m. here. This looks like it will be fun. Thanks for your tutorial.
Sylvia Johnson  |  Mon Jan 17, 2011 at 12:32 AM
Finally got around to making one! I have another in the works. Here's mine in my gallery:

Shelley Germann  |  Mon Jan 17, 2011 at 3:39 PM
Where does one find Glassy Accents by Ranger?
Chris Bjornstedt  |  Mon Jan 24, 2011 at 11:06 AM
Chris, you can find it in most Hobby stores and online stores. Most stores carry Ranger products.
Hugs and smiles
beate  |  Mon Jan 24, 2011 at 11:26 AM
Great job Beate--love your videos--they are so precise! This technique is fun! Short cut for this technique would be to use the grid paper from Mosaic Moments! I fell in love with this technique and found it even more simple to use--the 'grid format' is all thought out already and you just glue and design! Thank you...you have inspired me to try this again!
Susanne  |  Wed Dec 14, 2011 at 8:14 AM
I love learning so many new ideas! The only hard part now is to decide which scene I will use!
Nicole  |  Wed Jan 18, 2012 at 2:35 PM
Love this card! I have this stamp set. But what did you use to color with? My colors are not as bright as yours.
Michelle  |  Wed Jan 18, 2012 at 6:27 PM

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